Born in 1939, Gujarat. Got Diploma in Drawing and Painting from J.J School of Art, Mumbai, 1962. In 1975-78, he participated in the Third and the Fourth Triennale – India and he had several Solo shows and 30 Group shows in India and Abroad, 1967-99. He won various prestigious awards including National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1982; Padma shri from Govt. of India, 1991.